Equus Advisors brings together Cortland Bookkeeping and Tax Service—a 40 year old firm established by Paul Lorenzo, EA—and Equus Business Advisors, LLC, created by Peter VanderWoude, CPA to deliver tax, payroll and bookkeeping services to clients utilizing current technology.
The roots of the firm extend back to 1943 when Clarence L. Green, a local businessman and public accountant, established his accounting practice in the Cortland Savings Bank Building. In the late 1950's, the practice was transferred to Mr. Charles Cook, who at the end of his career chose Paul Lorenzo to succeed him in 1976. In late 1989, Paul Lorenzo moved the practice out of the Cortland Savings Bank Building to what became his office location for the next 26 years at 32 Tompkins Street. In August 2015, Peter VanderWoude and Paul Lorenzo teamed up and moved the practice to the McNeil Building at 17-29 Main Street, Cortland to better serve our clients in the years ahead.